“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” — Ayn Rand
Without being loyal to our own needs, it is very difficult to truly help others.
From a young age, we are taught to extend ourselves to others, to share, and make the world a happier place. It is undeniable how very important this is. Given the state of the world, acts of kindness and generosity cannot be understated. However, it is possible for us to keep our own needs in mind without sacrificing this.
In fact, being selfish might just help the world be a better place.
Continue reading Why We Should Be a Little More Selfish From Time to Time
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. – Kent M. Keith
One of the most characteristic elements of any urban landscape is the sheer amount of complete strangers constantly interacting with each other.
Continue reading The Paradoxical Nature of Kindness
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
With Father’s Day around the corner, we’re thinking of all the reasons we appreciate our dads.
Amidst all of the outward celebration for all the mothers of the world, it’s easy to understate the love and admiration we have for our dads. The truth is, our dads play just a significant role as our mothers do, albeit a sometimes quieter one.
Continue reading Our Unsung Heroes: 7 Reasons We Love Our Dads
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
The ingredient for true happiness is shockingly simple.
Being the complex humans we are, we like to overcomplicate it. We tell ourselves that we need X, Y, or Z before allowing ourselves to be truly happy. We procrastinate happiness. We tell ourselves we will be happy once we get married. We tell ourselves we will be happy once we finally lose that weight, or once we finally buy that house. This inner dialogue seems like it could be motivating, but it toys with a dangerous idea: that happiness is only achieved once certain conditions are met. And this could not be farther from the truth.
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“Love is the shortest distance between hearts.”
It’s becoming more and more common for younger generations to get up and move for work, school, and volunteering.
Between busy schedules and different time zones, it can be difficult to keep in touch with family that is always on the move. Fortunately, we live in a time that technology makes it easier than ever to stay in contact! Although nothing beats face to face communication, there are plenty of fun and easy apps and resources for keeping family close even when they are physically thousands of miles away.
Continue reading A Guide to Keeping in Touch with Your Kids and Grandkids Long Distance